Kimballton, Iowa

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Kimballton, Iowa
City
Location of Kimballton, Iowa
Location of Kimballton, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°37′42″N 95°4′28″W / 41.62833°N 95.07444°W / 41.62833; -95.07444Coordinates: 41°37′42″N 95°4′28″W / 41.62833°N 95.07444°W / 41.62833; -95.07444
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Audubon
Area[1]
 • Total 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Land 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,293 ft (394 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 322
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 295
 • Density 418/sq mi (161.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51543
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-41295
GNIS feature ID 0458078

Kimballton is a city in Audubon County, Iowa, United States. The population was 322 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Kimballton was founded in 1883 when Hans Jensen Jorgensen opened a post office at the site. The town was officially established in 1888, and incorporated in 1908. The town is named for a railroad employee, Edward Kimball.[4][5]

There are eight sites in or near Kimballton listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography[edit]

Kimballton is located at 41°37′42″N 95°4′28″W / 41.62833°N 95.07444°W / 41.62833; -95.07444 (41.628280, -95.074492).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2), all of it land.[1]

Kimballton lies 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Elk Horn, 13 miles (21 km) east of Harlan, and roughly 60 miles (roughly 95 km) east of Omaha.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 271 —    
1920 382 +41.0%
1930 378 −1.0%
1940 349 −7.7%
1950 428 +22.6%
1960 380 −11.2%
1970 343 −9.7%
1980 362 +5.5%
1990 289 −20.2%
2000 342 +18.3%
2010 322 −5.8%
2016 295 −8.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 322 people, 145 households, and 95 families residing in the city. The population density was 418.2 inhabitants per square mile (161.5/km2). There were 157 housing units at an average density of 203.9 per square mile (78.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 145 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 47.1 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.7% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 342 people, 151 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 450.0 people per square mile (173.7/km²). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 211.9 per square mile (81.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.12% White, 0.29% Native American, and 0.58% from two or more races.

There were 151 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,188, and the median income for a family was $37,125. Males had a median income of $26,932 versus $16,364 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,514. About 11.2% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

Culture[edit]

Kimballton has a large population of Danish ancestry.[9] The Danish community prides itself on its Danish customs, traditions, and ethnicity. Some local citizens still speak in Danish periodically. Also, many Danish traditions are carried on in Kimballton, such as Danish Folk Dancing. The Kimballton Danes have long enjoyed performing their authentic Danish folk dances for large crowds. In addition, Kimballton Danes share a part of their Danish heritage by cooking Æbleskiver, a Danish pancake, at various times of the year.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. 
  5. ^ Henry Franklin Andrews (1915). History of Audubon County, Iowa: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Brookhaven Press. p. 294. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Homepage". Danish Villages. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 

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